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June 23, 2017
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WHOLE FOODS TO AMAZON The announcement last Friday of the sale of Whole Foods to Amazon.com for $13.7 billion has shocked more than a few people, and piqued the curiosity of a number of those interested in business and consumer issues. There are three Whole Foods locations in the Sun’s coverage area, with the...
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June 17, 2017
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HARRISON ALBANY BLOCK CONSTRUCTION Construction is expected to start July 1 for the Harrison Albany Block redevelopment in the South End. Right now a completion of a Construction Management Plan and its approval by the City of Boston is in the works and is not open to public comment. In addition, the site is...
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June 9, 2017
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CANDIDATE NIGHTS FOR COUNCIL Jon Santiago, the Ward 4 Democratic chair, reported that the Committee will hold two candidate nights for City Council. The District 7 race, which has numerous candidate running, will have the candidate night on June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the USES building. The District 2 race will have a...
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May 26, 2017
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SOWA MARKET ANNOUNCES THEME PARTIES Boston’s largest outdoor market is in full swing, with the SoWa Open Market now bringing 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. As part of the...
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May 19, 2017
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OFFICER JORGE DIAS REASSIGNED Officer Jorge Dias, long-time South End community service officer and patrol officer, was reassigned from the D-4 beat last week, with his last day at the old station house coming on Friday, May 12. The South End native has been a fixture on D-4 for a long time, but now...
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May 12, 2017
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CITYSTRONG TO SOWA THIS WEEKEND The Bachelorette’s favorite couple, Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe, are teaming up with celebrity trainer Erin Oprea to bring CitySTRONG to the SoWa Open Market on Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the SoWa Power Station at 540 Harrison Ave. The trio will host their interactive workout there....
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May 5, 2017
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INJECTION SITE IN SOUTH END? The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) caused a stir this week when its membership voted to endorse supervised drug consumption areas, also known as safe injection sites, for the state. While nothing has been decided, and top state elected officials are skeptical at the moment, already the MMS has said...
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April 29, 2017
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SOWA MARKET BEGINS APRIL 29 With the mission to build community and support local small businesses, the award-winning SoWa Open Market will kick off its 14th season on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. and expand its weekly celebration of more than 150 of the region’s best makers to every Saturday and Sunday through...
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April 22, 2017
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DISTRICT 2 CAMPAIGN TRAIL Candidate Mike Kelley has been visiting the various neighborhood associations as he meets people in and about District 2. This Tuesday, April 18, he appeared at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association to discuss his candidacy. Reminiscing about past efforts as the City Hall liaison to the neighborhood, including bringing a...
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April 14, 2017
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SOUTH END BUSINESS BREAKFAST Several neighborhood partners and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a South End Business Breakfast on Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, 560 Harrison Ave. The event will offer an opportunity to network with small business in the South End and...
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